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Interim: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics is happy to announce the Test Site Poetry Series. A prize of $1,000 and publication by the University of Nevada Press will be given for a new, full length collection of poetry. All entrants to the contest will also receive a free print issue of Interim.

The Test Site Poetry Series is open to all writers, regardless of previous publication, though we don't accept manuscripts that have already been published. All submissions must be at least 48 pages. Translations are not accepted, but we will consider “New & Selected” or “Collected” manuscripts including work from previously published books. 

Series editor Claudia Keelan, along with series board members Sherwin Bitsui, Donald Revell, Sasha Steensen, and Ronaldo V. Wilson will choose the winning book. 

As our series title suggests, we’re looking for manuscripts that engage the perilous conditions of  life in the 21st century, as they pertain to issues of social justice and the earth. 

The winning book will demonstrate an ethos that considers the human condition in inclusive love and sympathy, while offering the same in consideration of the earth. Because we believe the truth is always experimental, we’ll especially appreciate books with innovative approaches.

We prefer online submissions, but will accept mailed submissions, postmarked by Nov. 1, 2020 and sent to: 


Department of English

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Box 455011

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5011 

The reading fee is $25 for each manuscript submitted. Please submit your manuscript with two title pages.  One title page should include your name and contact information. This tile page will be assigned a number indicating the order in which it was received and put in a file of all the submissions to the series.  The other title page should include only the title of your book.  Your name and contact information must not be included anywhere else in the manuscript or it will be disqualified.

Poems previously published in journals, chapbooks, or anthologies are acceptable. If poems in the manuscript have been previously published, enclose an acknowledgements page.

The winning book will be announced in February and published by the University of Nevada Press in early 2021. 

Visit our website to read more about the series and Interim!

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